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Outstanding Books for the College Bound Reader’s Advisory Display

Becky Canovan, an academic librarian at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, put together a really awesome display of this year’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound in her college library. She notes that it was nice to have books chosen across disciplines and that it really highlighted areas where they as librarians maybe don’t do as well collecting some of the approachable texts.

Check it out:

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The long view.

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Titles from the Arts & Humanities list.

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Books from the Lit & Languages section.

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The other side of Lit & Languages.

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A look at history and cultures.

Thanks for sharing these, Becky!  This is awesome (and easy!) reader’s advisory at the university level.


Passive Readers’ Advisory

Becky Canovan, a reference and instruction librarian at University of Dubuque, is a fan of passive readers’ advisory. I asked if she’d talk a little about the displays she’s done recently and why she likes doing this at her academic library. RA can live in any library! 

Coming into summer I was looking for colorful, relevant, and eye-catching. I usually attempt to pull together sub-collections that tend to be scattered in LC. Travel is one of those topics. I pulled travel guides, fiction, other non-fic, YA and children’s books. A simple prop or two and a variety of configurations help keep this simple space looking fresh.